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  Growers: The most recent extension article on SWD management for organic production can be found at the link below.  The  article is a summary of research findings from a national USDA organic research grant. [...]

By | June 8th, 2018|

Florida & Georgia Blueberry Growers Call On To Be Considered in NAFTA Negotiations

Brooksville, FL May 1, 2018 – Today, the Florida Blueberry Growers Association (FBGA) and Georgia Blueberry Growers Association (GBGA) sent a joint letter to their Congressmen asking that provisions to protect the blueberry industry of [...]

By | May 4th, 2018|

PRESIDENT’S LETTER: We Continue to Face Our Challenges Head-On

  It’s no secret that this season has had its own unique challenges.  We have been on high alert on the farms since Hurricane Irma made landfall and haven’t had a break since.  Many growers [...]

By | April 6th, 2018|

U-Pick Update: Bringing in Customers by the Berry Bucket

Florida Growers Mix Business and Pleasure with AgriTourism on the Blueberry Farm by MARY TOOTHMAN The cold weather slightly delayed the Red, White & Blues Farm’s blueberry season opening of its agritourism operation, but the [...]

By | April 4th, 2018|

FARMS Program

Helping Farmers Maximize Production Through Water Conservation by TERESA SCHIFFER Water, sunlight, and nutrients – the most basic ingredients for any grower. Sunshine is abundant, nutrients can be controlled, so what about the water? Clean, [...]

By | April 4th, 2018|

Q&A on AgriTourism

Dustin Lowe, Owner of Lake Catherine Blueberries in Groveland, Shares His Thoughts on This Growing Trend The 2017 Census of Agriculture, which is conducted every five years by the United States Department of Agriculture, is [...]

By | April 4th, 2018|

Blueberry Fruit Drop – Pollination Issues?

Helpful Tips to Keep Your Blueberries Healthy by DOUG PHILLIPS Central Florida growers have recently reported occurrences of undeveloped fruit dropping, in particular on the cultivar ‘Meadowlark.’  Although insect activity such as heavy flower thrip [...]

By | April 4th, 2018|

Despite Crop Damage, Florida Blueberry Growers Association Predicting A Good Year For Blueberries

Contact: Brittany H. Lee, President, Florida Blueberry Growers Association, 352-505-8878 Brooksville, FL April 3, 2018 – The Florida Blueberry Growers Association (FBGA) is predicting a good year for blueberries despite a recent grower survey showing [...]

By | April 3rd, 2018|

GROWER ALERT! PRODUCTION LOSS!

GROWERS ACROSS THE STATE ARE REPORTING WIDESPREAD PRODUCTION LOSS! As an industry its important to let marketers, retailers and consumers know how much of our Florida product they can expect so we can maintain market stability and pricing. Growers [...]

By | March 29th, 2018|

2018 Spring Blueberry Field Day Agenda

The 2018 Spring Blueberry Field Day will be held at the UF IFAS Plant Science Research and Education Center located at 2556 West Highway 318 Citra, FL 32113. Click here to download the Field Day Agenda (PDF) [...]

By | February 21st, 2018|

Special thanks to our Spring Field Day sponsors

Platinum: Farm Credit Gold: Harrells Silver: Lochloosa Lake Farms             Island Grove Ag Products             Elixson Wood Products             WECO       [...]

By | February 21st, 2018|

Update: from Janet Wright, Public Affairs/Outreach Coordinator USDA-Farm Service Agency

Hello, When hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria made landfall, USDA agencies, along with other intergovernmental, groups, worked together to provide assistance to the impacted areas. I’ve attached a feature story highlighting efforts made by USDA [...]

By | February 21st, 2018|
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